June 27, 2005

Good morning!

     Hey everybody! It's about 10:30 in the morning here, and I'm feeling fine. I don't have school for the next two weeks (due to exam preperation and the exams themselves), and my host parents have basically told me to get out and sightsee, so what have I been doing? Why reading webcomics of course!
     No, not really. Yesterday my host family went to Universal Studios: Japan, but I said that I ddn't really want to go. Now don't look at me like I'm crazy! I ws not about to go blow $100 to visit something that not only a) exists in America, but b) I've been to within the past few months. So instead I went on a really long bike ride. I went from about 9:00 till around 3:00 just riding about. Though rather quickly I found that Osaka is really big... I mean REALLY big... In the end, I ended up finding some really enormous park and stadium, at which point I realized I was about 2 hours away from my home, and lost. It turned out I was about two prefectures away from home, in a place called Nagai. I had to ask three people how to get home, and by the end I was so disoriented I didn't even realize I was about 10 feet from it. Since my host family was gone until 8:00 that night, I ended up going to the school even though I couldn't really go to any classes. The English teachers let me bum out there for a while, then one of them invited me to go to their house and bum out, because I was pretty sunburned and didn't really have anything to do for another 5 hours.
     I said I didn't want to be a burden but she insisted, and since she was leaving Japan in a few months, she was more than willing to give me a ton of touristy info. She also took me to a place where I could get a really awesomely cheap phone card that was also really easily rechargable. Then she took me out to dinner at a cool 100 yen (about $1) a plate sushi. There's some big conveyor belt and you pull off food. Then when you finish the plate, you pop it into some slot thing which counts how many plates you've eaten. Then when you're done, you simply press a button, someone comes by, gives you a bill, and you pay. For all five of us (me, the English teacher, her husband and two children), it was 2700 yen ($27)! Awesome! Food is normally so expensive, but it was really good price there. Anyway, I thanked her profusely, and demanded that I pay for my portion of the meal because she had been so nice already. So now I've got a lot more information with which to explore with, and some good tips on where to go during the day.

Oh... and tomorrow (whine whine Jack), I'll have a more article-like-thing for you guys.

Posted by Kickmyassman at June 27, 2005 09:46 PM

Kit you are a good person- and your spelling is impeccable :D well.. kind of :P
I just sent you a long and ranty letter to your email address.. it's actually mildly important and if for some reason you are unable to receive it please let me know.

Posted by: Jack at June 28, 2005 01:32 AM

Wow, Kit! It sounds like you're having an awesome time in Japan so far. I'm just wondering, did you like visit the old shinto temples or go to hot springs or any other stereotypical Japanese stuff? And if so, how was it?

Posted by: Sam at June 28, 2005 12:09 PM

Hot Springs :O

Posted by: Jack at June 28, 2005 07:24 PM

Kiiiit Where are you Kiittttt...

Posted by: Jack at July 3, 2005 01:21 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?